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  • Parks Service hosting program to hear elk bugling

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    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The National Parks Service will be hosting an opportunity to participate in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening to the bugling of the bull elk (wapiti). The gatherings will be at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Sept. 20-21 and 26-27 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 and 5...

  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in...

  • 1.5M from Carolinas traveling this Labor Day

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fueled by lower gas prices, an estimated 1.5 million residents from the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season, the highest number since the Great Recession. AAA Carolinas says in a release almost 90 percent of...

  • Denali National Park to host military day

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Denali National Park and Preserve plans to host a military appreciation day for up to 400 active service members and their families in September. National Park Service officials say participants in the Sept. 16 visit will be able to drive the Denali Park Road....

  • Six Flags Great Adventure plans new roller coaster

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build a new roller coaster for 2015. The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park's other thrill rides. The park says 24 riders sitting in face-off seats will pitch forward and backward...

  • Women's baseball day planned at Slugger Museum

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The International Women's Baseball Center is holding its annual symposium at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The Saturday event will feature panel sessions with prominent women in baseball, to discuss the history of women in the sport and other topics....

  • Minnesota experiencing strong summer travel season

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is experiencing a strong summer travel season despite its late start and high water levels in some areas. Explore Minnesota Tourism says it's the fifth year in a row of continued growth in travel. The state agency's end-of-summer survey shows...

  • More visitors, spending forecast for Labor Day

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More visitors — and more spending — are forecast for the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says about 560,000 out-of-state visitors are expected. That's up by 3 percent over last year. They're expected to spend...

  • Hawaii visitor arrivals, spending up in July

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of visitors to Hawaii rose 2.5 percent last month from the same period last year, to more than 772,000. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Wednesday spending climbed 2.6 percent to $1.4 billion. CEO Mike McCartney says the figures were the highest on record...

  • Yellowstone National Park employee found dead

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement at Yellowstone National Park is investigating the death a woman who worked there. Park officials say 21-year-old Kassandra "Kassie" Wieferich was found dead Tuesday night in the Old Faithful Lodge area. Officials started...

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